Ray Kurzweil

Doomed Dome: The Future That Never Was

In the bright and shiny future, we all live in green, gleaming communities, monorailed shuttles at the ready, climate-controlled at all times -- a sort of Logan’s Run, but without the forced euthanasia.

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The Psychedelic Transhumanists

Transhumanism in a fortune cookie: the familiar human world is just one point along a continuum of evolution, and we have an unprecedented capacity to participate in that process.

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The Pursuit of Crappiness

Did you enjoy reading your little transnerdulist magazine about pleasure, prancing and sustained orgasm? Now you expect a little humor, don’t you? Well, guess what? I’m not in the mood.

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The Genomic Bodhisattva

David Pearce wants to end your suffering. His manifesto “The Hedonistic Imperative” promises a future where humans live in high-functioning superhappy states devoid of pain and anxiety.

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Transhumanism at Play

Watch children, or adults, at play. And by “play” I mean the real thing — experimental, messy, reality-shifting and explorative, not the routinized pseudo-work we call “leisure” or “recreation.”

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Eldorado Desperadoes II

Because of the four-plus centuries of Ottoman occupation, the folklore of all Balkan nations shares a Trickster figure named Hodja.

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The role of genetic factors in adult ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood. Worldwide, 3% of children are affected with the disorder.

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